Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:52 AM
I have several questions for you. I'm not sure if it's ok to post them all in one topic or if I should post several topics but I'll try all in one first and if that's not ok I'm sure someone will let me know.
I recently got a computer from a friend because mine crashed. I downloaded antivirus, antispy, antimalware and firewall software, and started cleaning up the computer. The person who had it before had never done any maintenance and it had loads of viruses and malware. I started deleting software I didn't want. The first issue is with ZoneAlarm, the firewall software I downloaded. It disabled internet explorer, and at first I couldn't figure out how to reenable it, so I tried to uninstall ZoneAlarm. It refuses to be uninstalled. I figured out how to get Internet Explorer working again, but don't like any program on my computer that doesn't allow me to uninstall it.
So question #1
How do I uninstall ZoneAlarm?
Next, as I was uninstalling unwanted programs I tried to uninstall Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 since I'd loaded Office XP. It won't uninstall. I've tried to do it in CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller and it doesn't work.
How do I uninstall Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Windows seems very buggy on this computer, like maybe parts didn't get installed correctly. Of course I don't have the installation discs.
Is there a way to fix Windows without the installation disc?
When I ran the uninstall programs there were several programs listed in that I don't know if I need. I tried doing a search for a couple of them but never could find a direct answer on whether these programs need to be loaded on my computer or not so,
Do I need:
Microsoft Base Smart Card Cryptographic Service Provider Package
Microsoft Default Manager
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack
Microsoft Office Converter Pack
Any of the Microsoft Office 2007 components
Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition Installer
Microsoft Search Enhancement pack
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System
Or any of the other Security Updates for Office 2007
VC 9.0 Runtime
Windows Presentation Foundation
Lastly (for now) I did a windows update and it said it need to update the drivers for my graphics. It has now all of the sudden instead of 32 colors my only option is 8 colors and the place I would normally roll back the drivers is grayed out. The system restore has somehow deleted all of my restore points, so I can't do it that way.
How do I fix this?
Have a wonderful day,
"To live with integrity in an unjust society we must work for justice. To walk with integrity through a landscape strewn with beer cans, we must stop and pick them up." Starhawk, www.starhawk.org